At Alberta Transmission Service, we have been providing services for differential repairs in Edmonton and Sherwood Park for over 25 years. What that means for you, the car owner, is that you can trust us to diagnose and repair any issues with the rear and front differential in your car or truck in the shortest amount of time possible.
In simplest terms, a car's rear differential is a set of gears that transfers the power of your car's engine to its wheels. Differentials ensure that your wheels are travelling at the correct speed and that your vehicle maintains traction, not only while travelling in a straight line but also while navigating corners.
Different types of vehicles use various types of differentials, depending on what they are designed for. A typical family sedan, economy car or minivan likely has an open differential. If a vehicle is stuck in snow or mud, and one wheel spins freely while the other doesn't move, it likely has an open differential.
Off-road vehicles and pickup trucks often have locking differentials. Locking differentials ensure the same torque and speed to both drive wheels.
Limited-slip differentials are a hybrid of open and locking differentials. They function as an open differential most of the time. And when wheel slip occurs, they then automatically operate as a locking differential. Limited-slip differentials are typically found in sports cars.
Electronically controlled limited-slip differentials are typically found in Corvettes, Ferraris and Cadillacs. These differentials are controlled by a sophisticated computer and adjusted hundreds of times per second to control oversteer and stabilize your vehicle.
Unlike the answer to how some differentials function, the answer to this question is simple. You should visit Alberta Transmission Service for your differential repair services because our highly skilled technicians have the experience to quickly troubleshoot your differential and recommend any necessary repairs. What's more, we always provide service with a smile and offer some of the most competitive rates available for repairs to rear differentials in Sherwood Park. Contact us today or drop by our shop on 149 St. NW in Edmonton if you need differential maintenance or repairs.